sometimes paradise is picture perfect…

picture perfect playa

Wishing you all a happy Friday and a beautiful weekend.!! Leaving you with this “picture perfect” photo my friend P., the photographer, took recently of Maroma Beach. Maroma Beach with all of it’s fantastic hotels, gorgeous beaches, and amazing views is one of my favorite beaches in the Rivieria Maya.!!

Don’t you all wish you were sitting right there with that view ๐Ÿ™‚ Tenga buen el fin de semana.!

sometimes paradise is “es un placer”…

full moon

The other night, one of my beloved former co-workers took this beautiful photo of the full moon in playa.! O.C. made my job so much more enjoyable when I worked in Mexico. He always had the latest gossip and knew everything about everyone. He was the go to guy regarding all the ins and outs of our hotel.

When I asked him yesterday if I could use the photo, he replied “Just do it honey, not problem for me.” Of course, it came with smiley kissy emoticons ๐Ÿ™‚ After thanking him profusely, his response had me in stitches.!! He replied in our (former) required hotel speak to guests, “Es un placer” or “It’s a pleasure”. jajajaja

I hadn’t heard those words in forever. We were always proper with the guests when we used it. But with each other, we would try to outdo ourselves with different voices and exaggerated body movements. All those memories came rushing back and made me happy ๐Ÿ˜€

Oh yes, and the full moon photo was glorious too.!! Have a great week.!

sometime paradise is a ray of light…

ray of light

My wonderful friend, P. the photographer, took this beautiful photo yesterday. It’s been pretty cloudy and cold (70 degrees Fahrenheit – hahaha) the last few days in Playa. But yesterday morning, out of the cloudy darkness, a ray of light escaped.!

Breathtaking.! I hope everyone’s weekend was beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

sometimes paradise is stardust…

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How appropriate that Soy Playense had this breathtakingly beautiful photo of the starry night sky last night. As if the universe itself was paying tribute to the Starman himself, David Bowie, who passed away on Sunday.

RIP David Bowie…what a truly beautiful, magical, and mystical man…

sometimes paradise is paamul…

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On Soy Playense’s Facebook page today they had the beautiful picture of Paamul above with the following caption – ยฟYa conocen Paamul? Se los recomendamos para escaparse รฉste domingo soleado. (Already know Paamul? It’s recommended to escape there this sunny Sunday).

Paamul is a gorgeous town located 10 minutes south of Playa del Carmen and 25 minutes north of Tulum. It’s name in Mayan means ‘hill or destroyed ruin’. It’s not as touristy as either Playa or Tulum; therefore, it’s an ideal site when you want to get away and enjoy the natural beauty of the Riviera Maya ๐Ÿ™‚

As I put on my winter boots to run errands today, I’m wishing I was putting on my flip flops instead on my way to the beach.!! Oh well….soon ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Sunday everyone.!!

sometimes paradise is a Christmas full moon…

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How perfect there is a full moon this Christmas (La Navidad con luna llena).!! Just beautiful.

Enjoy the holidays…enjoy your family and friends..enjoy the magic ๐Ÿ™‚

sometimes paradise is a cubeta….

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A cubeta or a bucket of Coronas is a most wondrous refresher on a hot, sunny, tropical day.!!! Of course, it could also be a cubeta of Tecate, Dos Equis, Modelo, Victoria, or Pacifico.! You get the idea ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy your weekend everyone.!!

sometimes paradise is a cloudy wedding day…

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One of my former co-workers in Mexico, NC, is now a wedding coordinator at a large resort in the Riviera Maya. Hence, the reason I’ve been posting photos of wedding shots. She calls her photos #myofficetoday. Don’t we all wish this was our office any day of the week.?!?

Happy weekend everyone.!!

sometimes paradise is kool 2…

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When I need a moment to relax, I visualize this beautiful view.!! I spent many days (and some nights) at Kool Beach Club and it never disappointed. And this week especially heavy with meetings, deadlines, meetings and more deadlines, I need this view more than ever.! Happy almost Friday.!!